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    surfer2u NNTP User

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    How do I format my hard drive while using opensuse on a CD?

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    Default Re: Formatting

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    Format it for what? Doing so is trivial from any distro, and SUSE also
    adds Yast for things like using Partitioner. Knowing what you are doing,
    and which drive (device) it is could help. Basically you use fdisk to
    partition and then mkfs to do the formatting of the filesystem.

    Good luck.





    surfer2u wrote:
    > How do I format my hard drive while using opensuse on a CD?
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    Default Re: Formatting

    Generally you do not need to format the disk explicitly. When the installer asks you about partitioning, tell it to use the whole disk and it will suggest a reasonable partition scheme. This assumes you are willing to devote the whole disk to openSUSE. If you want to retain some partitions, you can also take charge and specify the partition scheme manually.

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    platinum NNTP User

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    surfer2u wrote:
    > How do I format my hard drive while using opensuse on a CD?


    you need to say a little more about your purpose, or the reason for
    your question..

    that is, if you just want to use an openSUSE Live CD to *erase*
    *remove* *destroy* all data on a drive before you give/sell/junk the
    machine that is one answer..

    but, if you wish to 'format' your drive in prep of installing (say) a
    multi-boot with another OS, then that is a different answer..

    speak surfer.

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